For patients who have had no more than one seizure, or multiple within a 24-hour period. In addition, there is no diagnosis of epilepsy but in your opinion, is the most likely cause of the seizure
Patient’s that have been diagnosed with epilepsy within the last six months. The patient has had at least one seizure within the last six months and on anti-seizure medication for less than six months
Patients that have had at least one seizure within the last six months. The patient is currently taking at least one anti-seizure medication and has tried at least one other anti-seizure medication.
First unprovoked seizure within the last six months
New diagnosis of epilepsy
Refractory focal epilepsy
Be aged 18 - 67 years
Have capacity to consent
Have no history of developmental or epileptic encephalopathy (DEE)
Can participate in follow-up phone calls and surveys over a 24-month period
A current Medicare number
Be willing to share their de-identified data to facilitate open research
AEP coordinates all the appointments with your patient. We make the process faster and more efficient for both you and your patients.
AEP simplifies the patient’s formal investigations, consolidating all test results into a single, easy-to-read report.
Gain access to a specialised neuroradiologist with expertise in identifying subtle lesions related to epilepsy.
In addition to advanced imaging, AEP offers genetics and neuropsychological testing, evaluation of depression and anxiety scores as part of AEP's comprehensive approach. This provides a deeper understanding of your patient, enabling you to tailor treatments more effectively.
The AEP Report consolidates formal investigations to provide a comprehensive view of your patient. It consists of:
Analysis and interpretation by leading Australian epilepsy neuroradiologists
Language fMRI mapping
Language activation maps and language laterality
Depression, anxiety and suicidality risk assessment
Molecular karyotype and copy number variant screening
The clinician brochure provides more detail about the AEP study.
The Australian Epilepsy Project is made possible through the combined support of The Florey and University of Melbourne.
The Australian Epilepsy Project (AEP) receives funding from the Australian Government under the Medical Research Future Fund.